Placide "Papa" Moran
July 20, 1916  -  May 11, 2014

Placide "Papa" Moran

Sibille Funeral Home
402 Saizan Avenue
Port Barre, LA  70577
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
510 p.m.89:30 a.m.
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Mass of Christan Burial
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
403 Saizan Avenue
Port Barre, LA  70577
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
10:00 a.m.
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Rosary Service
Sibille Funeral Home Chapel
402 Saizan Avenue
Port Barre, LA  70577
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
7:30 p.m.
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St. Francis Regis
232 Main St.
Arnaudville, LA  70512
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Port Barre A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. in Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Port Barre, LA, for Mr. Placide Moran, known to many as Papa. Rev. Fr. Daniel Picard will celebrate the Mass. Rite of Committal and Interment will follow in the St. Francis Regis Catholic Church Cemetery in Arnaudville, LA.

He was a native of Arnaudville and a lifelong resident of Port Barre. He died on Sunday, May 11, 2014, at the Senior Village Nursing Home of Opelousas at the age of 97. His career as a farmer provided for his family numerous great commodities and expressed his love for the land. He would enjoy camping and fishing as a pastime. He had a strong faith and was a devout Catholic and parishioner of Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Port Barre. He was a past member of the Knights of Columbus, and the Holy Name Society.

He is survived by his wife of 77 years, Emily Marks Moran of Port Barre three sons, Rodney Moran and wife, Marie of Bridge City, TX Charles Moran and wife, Laura of Washington and Blaine Moran and wife, Monica of Opelousas daughter, Versie Hebert of Rayne six grandchildren, twelve greatgrandchildren, and seven greatgreatgrandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Berchman Moran and Marie Kidder Moran two brothers, John Moran and Moise Moran five sisters, Beulah Quebedeaux, Regina Landry, Irma Stelly, Bella Marks, and Adella Quebedeaux three grandchildren, one greatgrandchild, and one greatgreatgrandchild.
The family expresses special thanks to the entire staff of Senior Village Nursing Home and Hospice Compassus.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, from 5:00 p.m.10:00 p.m. in the Sibille Funeral Home in Port Barre. A Rosary service will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday evening in the funeral home. On Wednesday, the funeral home will reopen at 8:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m.

Words of Comfort to the family may be expressed at Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sibille Funeral Home of Port Barre.


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  1. Sharon Berzas
    Mamou, LA

    Charles, I just found out about Pa Pa. Our prayers are with you , Laura and family. Mom said to tell you she was thinking of you all. Sharon, Larry and Taunte Sue de Mamou

  2. Jackie Kidder Loretta Gilbert
    Carencro, LA

    Sorry for your loss. We just found out today. Our prayers and sympathies are with the family.

  3. Ginger Deville Vaughn
    Waxia, LA

    Michael Troy and Family,
    On behalf of the Family of Lester and Ida Woods, I am sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of Mr. Moran. He was a good man. May you find comfort in knowing he is in Heaven. My thoughts and prayers are with you all

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